What Avenger ALMOST turned down the role because of anxiety?

Chris Evans' decision to suit up as Captain America did not come easy for the actor.

The 38-year-old appeared on Monday's episode of The Hollywood Reporter's podcast, Awards Chatter, where he opened up about his past mental health struggles and early hesitations he had about playing the famed Marvel superhero.

Evans explained that he began to experience severe anxiety around the same time he landed his first major role as the Human Torch in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer in 2007.

"That was back when the superhero thing was just taking off," he shared, adding, "I had just been dumped and I needed it!"

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